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post #1 of 4 Old 07-05-2020, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Question Patchy white hair: birdcatcher spots?

I have a 14 year old off the track appendix gelding (Brewer) with some interesting markings. There are white patches of flecked hair throughout his body, concentrated on his haunches and cheek bones. The previous owner said they are birdcatcher spots, but I doubt that. Birdcatcher spots (as far as I know) are small concentrated white spots, nothing like what Brewer has.

Any help or anything to point me in the right direction is much appreciated. Thanks! (itís a safe link, just has pictures of the sexy boyo 🤪
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-05-2020, 09:55 PM
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Definitely isn't bird catcher spots. I'd wonder if it isn't brindle or something fungal?
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-05-2020, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Iíve thought about that, but it doesnít seem to be the right areas. Donít brindles usually have white in stripey patterns through their barrel? Brindle is definitely the closest thing Iíve been able to find, though.
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-05-2020, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ooooh, Iíll look into the fungal thing, that seems like it could be something.
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